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Hurricane Monument

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Worth a quick stop

Stop and pay tribute to the 600 people who lost their lives in this devastating 1935 hurricane... read more

Reviewed May 13, 2018
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Short interesting stop

On left side of the number 1 highway going west, so you get to cross busy traffic both ways. A... read more

Reviewed February 14, 2018
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monument to the hundreds who died in the Great Labor Day Hurricane of 1935.
Mile Marker 81.6, Islamorada, FL 33036
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Reviewed July 30, 2018 via mobile

Right off the main highway. Free and easy to access. Read about a piece of history and view the monument dedicated to those who lost their lives in the hurricane.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

Stop and pay tribute to the 600 people who lost their lives in this devastating 1935 hurricane. Info on the storm is on placards behind the monument.

Thank mwooduk
Reviewed March 3, 2018

Worth the effort to find this hurricane memorial on the ocean side of the road (approx. mile marker 81). The use of the local Keys stone is fantastic. Read the story of the tragedy and who is buried under the memorial. Parking is on the...More

2  Thank tarch88
Reviewed February 28, 2018

The hurricane monument is worth a quick stop. It is a great memorial to a powerful storm. It sits immediately off the highway, is free and is easy to access.

1  Thank MAP218218
Reviewed February 18, 2018

This is a beautiful monument dedicated to the countless men and women that lost their lives in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935. Still the strongest storm to ever strike the United States. It doesn't take long to see it all ,but it really puts...More

2  Thank mlee89
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

This hurricane monument is a reminder of how dangerous the weather can be. The recent storm caused so much damage and everyone needs to heed the warnings to move to safer ground in the event of storm settings.

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed February 14, 2018

On left side of the number 1 highway going west, so you get to cross busy traffic both ways. A short visit and interesting monument.

Thank DEEvaluator
Reviewed February 11, 2018

Stuck in the traffic? Need to be reminded that you don't have it so bad? This is the place. A great piece of history, and puts things in perspective.

Thank PickyBaer
Reviewed February 8, 2018

Takes just a minute to stop and understand. Combined with the railroad history and the veterans that lost their lives in addition to the residents it is stark reminder that weather will win - we are just better at getting warnings out and evacuating .

Thank MikeJennyQ
Reviewed December 21, 2017

Decided to turn around and check out the monument given the most recent hurricane and viewing the damage along the way. Nice marker and good history. Gives you a break from driving and a flavor for local history and a reminder that history does repeat...More

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